DiSalvo Announces FinCom Picks
Three new members will be joining the committee.
Town Moderator Mark DiSalvo has selected his much-anticipated Finance Committee appointments.
DiSalvo has chosen Karin Blake, William Callahan and Michelle Nadeau to join the nine-member committee.
“I am thrilled that such individuals of high caliber and commitment have accepted my invitation to serve North Andover,” DiSalvo said.
These three will replace retiring members Ben Osgood, Peter Besen and Ramsey Bahrawy, all appointed by former Town Moderator Charlie Salisbury.
“This may be the toughest job in town government - certainly it is a vitally important one - and I thank Ben and Peter for their significant contribution to our Town as they retire from the FinCom, as well as the service Ramsey offered in fulfilling a previously unexpired term before being reappointed for a full term,” DiSalvo said.
- Karin Blake, a retired partner at the Nixon Peabody law firm, was appointed to the Board of Bar Overseers by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and served on the Conservation Commission and the business zoning committee in another community. She and her wife Constance Tassinari, with whom she has lived for 39 years, live in the Edgewood Retirement Community. She earned her AB at Indiana University and JD at Boston University.
- William Callahan is a Senior Business Analyst and commercial real estate manager with significant budget and finance, facilities, lease negotiation, and software build-out skills. He is responsible for the management of real estate assets in over 40 national and international locations. Callahan is also a former teacher in both public and private schools in locales ranging from Harlem to Brookline. He earned his A.B. at Bowdoin College and a Master of Education degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Callahan and his wife Amy have three children, Aisling, Declan and Liam.
- Michelle Nadeau is an energy systems engineer responsible for technical project management with experiences at Camden Yards, the National Aquarium and the National Security Agency. She earned her B.S. Mechanical Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, was selected Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and is currently a Masters of Public Administration candidate at Northeastern University having completed studies in Public Budgeting and Financial Management, Public Personnel Management and Policy Analysis, among others. A long time North Andover community advocate she has served on many North Andover personnel task forces and is a years-long Habitat for Humanity volunteer. The mother of Kim, a North Andover High School graduate currently studying Biology at the University of Maryland and Brian, a senior at Pingree School, she lives on Brookview Drive and has been a North Andover resident for 14 years.
The Finance Committee plays a major roll in Town Meeting and the budget process.
“The Finance Committee mission is to review any and all matters with a long or short-term impact on town finances," DiSalvo said. "As its mission statement notes, it regularly interacts with ‘Town boards, departments, employees, and members of the public for the purpose of gathering relevant and accurate information for evaluation, debate and the formulation of a recommendation.’ I know these individuals have the credentials, professional skills, collective knowledge, good judgment and personal discretion to fulfill that mandate as part of the Finance Committee."
The three new Finance Committee members will be sworn in on Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. at Town Hall. The public is invited to attend.